Hey, why not? It's not her fault mall employees were doubled over in laughter at how stupid this woman is. So she needs a payday or something. Well, if a jury is dumb enough to toss her some dough, she's got a few bills to pay off.
The Reading woman who became an Internet sensation by falling into a fountain while sending a text on her cell phone was in Berks County Court on Thursday for a status hearing on theft-by-deception and related charges.This is what we've come to in America. The chance for a quick payday trumps public and personal humiliation. I surmise this woman may regret coming forward to remind us what an idiot she is.
Cathy A. Cruz Marrero, 49, was charged in October 2009 for using a co-worker's credit cards to make more than $5,000 in purchases at two local stores.
But $1,055 of those purchases were dismissed from the case in previous hearings.
She also has several theft cases and a hit-and-run charge on her record.
Her appearance Thursday before Judge Peter W. Schmehl was shortly after she and her Reading attorney in the Berkshire Mall case, James M. Polyak, went on ABC's "Good Morning America" to talk about the fall into the fountain.
Her Reading attorney in the theft case, Douglas J. Waltman, said Marrero has applied for intermediate punishment, which can include restitution.
The case is pending.
He declined further comment.